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the hearing resumed, brennan defended u.s. actions in the war on terror, but he acknowledged the c.i.a. is not immune from scrutiny. >> i have publicly acknowledged that our fight against al queda and associated forces has sometimes involved the use of lethal force outside the hot battle field of afghanistan. accordingly it is understandable there is great interest in the legal basis as well as the thresholds, criteria, processes, procedures, approvals and review for such actions. i have strongly promoted such public discussion with the congress, and with the american people as i believe our system of government and our commitment to transparency demand nothing less. >> reporter: late wednesday, mr. obama directed that the house and senate intelligence committees be given a classified memo on drone strikes abroad. it lays out the legal rationale for targeting american terrorism suspects. brennan has helped manage the program. oregon democrat ron wyden had pressed for release of the memo. he went directly to the issue during his first pass at questioning brennan. >> what should be d
angeles police office wanted for murder. >> suarez: we turn to iran as the u.s. tightens sanctions but tehran shows no signs of halting its nuclear program or engaging in talks. >> brown: from our american graduate series, we have the story of a chicago non-profit that aims to change the lives of would-be dropouts. >> what's interesting about one goal is that it pinpoints and targets low-income, underperforming students in non- selective chicago public schools, students who are least likely to graduate from high school, let alone college. >> suarez: we look at newly released documents showing leaders in the catholic church in los angeles shielded pedophile priests and failed to report allegations of child abuse. >> brown: and gwen ifill talks with biographer jeanne theo- haris, who offers a complex ait of the woman best known for refusing to give up her seat on an alabama bus in 1955. >> she is celebrated for one act and i think part of that celebration puts it all in the past, right, when the actual rosa parks keeps working on racial and social justice issues all the way up to the
. in a speech last summer, brennen said the use of drone strikes by the u.s. has turned al qaeda into a, quote, shadow of once was. under president obama, the program has used to take out more than 400 targets in pakistan and the middle east. we'll continue to watch that. >>> potential cuts to the defense department budget are causing changes in the military operation. the pentagon says it will reduce the naval presence sense in the persian gulf. the uss harry trumman to head to the gulf has been canceled. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the automatic cuts, pentagon workers could face additional cuts. >>> vice president joe biden choked up after speaking about the recent tragedy at sandy hook. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again, diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> biden may have been made an emotional appeal to house democrats last night, urging them to support the oh bam in administration's gun control agenda as the vice president recounted specific examples
, missouri, say the teen was very thin and the country released this video claiming the decoded a u.s. reconnaissance drone planes. it shows the u.s. base inside afghanistan and several other aerial shots. there reportedly drawn lost in december 2011. they insist they captured that missing plane. thethe obama administration hands over to the senate intelligence committee today. a classified document that justifies the killing of americans who are members of al-qaeda. the justice department memo says the u-s government may kill any american overseas. if a high- ranking government official believes they are top operatives for the terror group. the document says the government doesn't need to wait until an attack on america is imminent. the white house is sharing the memo in response to complaints about the secrecy of its drone policy. the obama administration hands over to the senate intelligence committee today. a classified document that justifies the killing of americans who are members of al-qaeda. expected to face. he is also expected to explain his role in the detention and inter
display ads on yahoo sites. the wall street journal reports american airlines and u.s. airways may announce a merger in a week or so. shares of u.s. airways flew higher. and let it snow! ski resort owners in the northeast are thrilled a foot of snow could drop by friday, making for a powder-packed weekend. mark sebastian of option pit mentoring joins us now for a closer look at the market. good morning to you. do you suspect with the strength that we have had in this market, that some people are going to want to take profits here mark? > > you know, maybe, but i wouldn't. i think we are due for a breather here at this 14,000 level in the dow. but there are going to be a lot of investors that see this train that has already left the station and want to get onboard. i think we are going to see an all-time high in the dow in the next 30 to 60 days. > wow. let's do some bonding: what do you think about the bond market? is this the time to buy there? > > for a short-term trader, yes. i think we have hit a near- term low. but over the long haul, rates are still really low historically.
drone strikes against u.s. citizens. lawmakers are expected to zero on on mr. obama's chief terrorist adviser and what he knew and when he knew it. the tactic faces new recruit any of after release of confidential documents. >>> and there are documents showing drones used to kill members of al qaeda. that brought back after demands of the legal justification for the strikes. late wednesday the white house bowed to growing political pressure and agreed to hand over the documents to congress. >>> senator dianne feinstein said lawmakers should know what brennan knew and when he knew it. she released a statement, it is critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all the counterterrorism operation. >> last summer, brennan said the use of drone strikes by the u.s. has turned al qaeda into quote, a shadow of what it once was. under president obama, the program has been used to take out 400 terrorist targets in pakistan and the middle east. >>> potential cuts in the defense department have already faced changes in the military operations. the pentag
on its nuclear program. they say the nuclear fuel is for energy reactors. the u.s. is concerned that they will produce weapons grade material. let's head to the pits of the cme and phil flynn. >> very little reaction down here. the very first place you want to look is the ti spread. it has spread out to the largest level of the year. it is possible that part of that could be this story. a lot of people did not hold out a lot of hope for the stocks. the direct talks with the u.s., they thought maybe something may come out of that. at least they were hopeful. the rejection, now that obviously looks like it will be off the table. these talks will not do a whole heck of a lot. this comes at a time where they are tightening sanctions even more on iran. we saw saudia arabia, and take if you cannot get enough supply, we will pump a little bit more. melissa: that u.s. productivity fell 2% in the fourth quarter to its lowest level in nearly two years. what does the next day to say about our economic recovery? what do you make of that productivity number? that jumped out at me. >> the mov
of this for us. >> the big issue on capitol hill today will be u.s. drones that killed thousands of terrorism but have also taken of more than 300 civilians. k will be obama's picl on the hot seat. republicans and democrats will about theand answers drones.nmanned >> i suggest to you that these against alrikes are ethical and just. >> administration''s the "killigns off on list. gone 700% drones has under the obama administration. has a secret base in saudi arabia. >> if threshold guess too low, will forget how much scar have built up in this country. the white house defends the drones but has agreed to turn thatclassified documents lay out the way the program responds. one document comes directly from justice department that withoutlly says even evidence, american-born .errorists can be killed live on capitol hill, john gonzalez. >> a senate panel has postponed on chuck hagel's to become defense secretary. republicans said they were dissatisfied with information he lastded the panel during week's confirmation hearing. they want more details about his as hiseeches as well business dealings. t
u.s. citizens. they're expected to zero in as his chief counter-terrorism adviser, specifically what he knew and when he knew it. his knowledge of the administration's use of the tactic faces scrutiny after the release of confidential government documents. drones are used to kill americans believed to be leaders of al qaeda. that news brought backlash from both sides of the aisle along with demands of the administration's legal justification for the strikes. the white house bound to growing political pressure and agreed to hand over the documents to congress. dianne feinstein who heads the intelligence committee says lawmakers should know what brennan knew and when he knew it. she released a statement saying it's critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all intelligence and counter-terrorism operations. >>> in a speech last summer, brennan said the use of drone strikes by the u.s. turned al qaeda into a shadow of what it once was. under president obama, the program has been used to take out more than 400 terrorist targets in pakistan and
stevens. last week pin ned taw said the u.s. didn't have enough time to respond. the northeast getting ready for a winter wallop. one of the worst snowstorms in years is pektsed to hit tomorrow dumping 2 feet of home in places like hartford, connecticut and boston. these people in providence rhode island are already packing the supermark supermarket. >> lance armstrong may now testify in front of the u.s. anti doping agency that's according to a statement from the agency that was recently released. the deadline for him to testify was last night but the anti doping agency is giving armstrong a two-week extension so he can meet with them. no word from armstrong on whether or not he will testify under oath. the florida senator has been elect to do give the republican response to president obama's state of the union on tuesday. house speaker john boehner and mitch mcconnell made the decision yesterday. rubio's experience from an immigrant's family is perfect to battle the president's vision of bigger government and higher taxes. 3 hours from now president obama will speak about his faith i
an american citizen, killed in a drone strike three weeks later. it is legal for the government to kill u.s. citizens if they believe they're senior al-qaida leaders. 11 senators, most democrats have demanded the president provide legal justification. >> far fewer civilians lose their lives in an effort to go after senior leadership in al- qaida as opposed to invade a country with hundreds and thousands of troops. >> it violates the idea of having world law and having the architect of the program get a promotion and brought up for cia directer. they have to ask some hard questions. >> he will likely face questions about water boarding as well. he once said that the techniques did save lives. in a senate questionnaire, he backed off about said he had some personal objections to the techniques. >>> in other news, defense secretary is also testifying today. he will give more details about the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. >>> he announced wednesday he has approved cutting the number of aircraft carriers from two to one. the cuts come at a time of increasing tensions across the globe. so
terrorism advisor under his watch. became the first american targeted for death by u.s. drone strikes in yemen. his son and another american killed weeks later. an unclassified memo leaked this week says it is legal for the government to kill u.s. citizens abroad if he believes there are leaders engaged in operations aimed at killing americans even if there's no evidence of a specific imminent attack. 11 senators most of them demanded the white house provide legal justification. there is bipartisan concern about the program. >> here you have a senior unaccountable doj official who makes the determination that recent activities lead him to conclude he's an imminent threat. not to torture him but to kill him. i am troubled any time government is as nontransparent as this. >> we conduct those strikes because they are necessary to mitigate on going national threats. and again, save american lives. these strikes are legal. they are ethical and they are wise. >> at the direction of president obama, the justice department will give that secret memo to members of the house and senate intellig
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and will now likely testify under oath and give full details of how he cheated for so long to the u.s. anti-doping agency. armstrong had been faced with a deadline to testify or lose his last chance at break on his lifetime ban from sports. in a just-released statement, usada wrote -- we have been in talks with mr. arm strorng and we understand that he does want to be part of the solution to clean up the sport of cycling. the sudden change comes on the heels of an abc news exclusive. our report that according to a high level source, agents are actively investigating armstrong or obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation, for allegedly threatening people who dared tell the truth about his cheating. a case reignited by his recent confession to oprah. >> i didn't invent the culture. >> mm-hmm. >> but i didn't try to stop the culture. >> reporter: if charges are ultimately filed, the consequences could be severe. >> these are serious potential crimes. you're talking about possible sentences, up to five, ten years. >> reporter: the pressures against armstrong are immense, and include civil
reason why the u.s. has seen its worst. a study says increases in cases could partially be due to a vaccine introduced in 1990 that doesn't last as long as the one introduced in 1940. >>> also in maryland, a push to increase the number of early voting centers. the early voting access about will be considered today and if it passes, it would allow more early-voting centers during the primary leks. elections, they were forced to wait in line in november. >>> a college degree could be more affordable, we're talking about a few thousand dollars. >>> first, want to hold and pose with an oscar? why not? one of the awards trophy tours is coming to the fox 5 studio. we'll have details on where it's headed after that. you can decide which city it's headed to next. its twitter followers at oscar road trip will be asked to choose between different locations. it ends on the red carpet on oscar night. whoooo! you're crazy. go faster! go faster! go faster! go faster! no! stop...stop... (mom) i raised my son to be careful... hi, sweetie. hi, mom. (mom) but just to be safe... i got a subaru. (
the u.s. postal service says delivering the mail on saturdays must stop. if they are to survive. it's one of two american institutions in the news tonight for differing reasons in changing times. we want to begin tonight with nbc's tom costello in glen echo, maryland. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian, no secret the postal service is up to its neck in red ink, handling 30 billion fewer pieces of first class mail today than just four years ago. and guess what? delivery of packages booming because we're all buying stuff online. this action is about just trying to keep the lights on. for people all over america, like 71-year-old lois sexton in tennessee, that mailbox at the end of the driveway has been a reliable connection to the rest of the world. >> that's my communication with the people i have my retirement with, my social security. >> reporter: since 1863, six days a week, rain or shine, letters, bills, government checks, newspapers, even movies, have arrived, even on saturday. now the 21st century with its e-mail, e-cards and e-pay, has come knocking. >> we cannot put ou
, this is a real challenge for them. this man was trained by the l.a.p.d. >> reporter: and by the u.s. military. and not just trained. i mean, he has certifications in intelligence, counter-intelligence. that'slet trade craft for being a spy for someone who wants to fly under the radar or disappear or change their identity. he has been trained in heavy weapons. he has been deployed in war zones. he has been trained in urban warfare tactics and after that going through the l.a.p.d. academy he was certainly trained in all the tactics training and procedure of the l.a.p.d., so he knows how they work, too. it makes him formidable. >> pelley: how do they go after him, then. >> reporter: this is a very interesting case. essentially he turned their role inside out. he has taken the hunters and made them part of the hunted. there are special assets, some of which used to come under my command like the special investigations section, and these are guys who are highly trained surveillance experts. they can disappear into a neighborhood, but they're also heavily armed trained marksmen and very tactically
on all cylinders in the u.s. how long will the good times last? autonation's ceo talking to us exclusively about sales, the american consumer, as well as big plans for 2013. and the new app for the android world. the ceo tells us exclusively how it all translates into dollars and cents. countdown begins right now. >>> good afternoon everybody. i'm liz claman. welcome to countdown to the closing bell. it is the last hour of trading. there's a fair amount of red on the screen, but nothing horrific. check out the dow 30. most of the blue chips are down, but american express and coca-cola are defying the laws of gravity along with a couple other names including boeing. united technologies, and travelers. okay. the best levels still since the fall of 07. none of the major indices are anywhere near down a percent. that strength is helping the dow minimize its losses. taking a look at the s&p 500. it's down 4. we have the nasdaq down 12. but still for the s&p 7 points above the 1500 level. not bad. that gives it a little bit of breathing room. in terms of sectors, where's the weakness
this one. and turning tail in the persian gulf. the budget act is cutting the region's u.s. carrier fleet down to one. what could this mean for oil security? one of the reasons top security experts -- one of the ream's top security experts. even when they say it's not, it's always about money. ♪ melissa: all right, our top story tonight is a potential landmark legal case out of chicago. it could impact anyone with an employer-issued smartphone. a chicago police sergeant claim it is city owes him overtime pay for all of the time he's spent answering e-mails outside work on his smartphone. he says he was pressured by his bosses to be available after hours, but he wasn't paid for that time. now as many as 200 other officers are expected to sign on to the suit, and it could cost the city of chicago millions. so should you be getting paid for answering your e-mails on your blackberry at home? with me now are arthur eye dahlia and employment expert katherine misnshu. thanks to both of you for joining us. arthur, this is something that applies to even. i think almost everybody has a smartphone
. a mixed bag for this group in particular. dagen: we can skip the american airlines potential merger with u.s. airways, the biggest airline in the world. thank you, nicole. connell: blizzard watch for parts of the northeast. dagen: the very latest forecast for us. >> good morning. we have all the ingredients necessary to make for a major storm into friday night. including a big arctic air mass. the coldest temperatures in new england we have seen so far this winter. a storm in the midwest moving in and something we have not seen with any of these through the past week. gulf moisture. you have that storm. soaking rain across the coast, some have your thunderstorms around pensacola, much of this along the i-5 corridor. bringing in not only thunderstorms but tasty, tasty mess in chicago this morning, more than two-hour delays at o'hare. it is going to rapidly intensify moving north and east. we can expect some significant delays not only across new york but into the boston area as well, travel will be nearly shut down. heavy amounts of snow. places like hartford, springfield toward massachusetts
of the country's biggest airlines are on the brink of merging this morning. american and u.s. airways. what that tie-up means for everyone who flies. >> yeah. look at the miles. >>> we do have other big news to share with you. are you all ready for this? it's our biggest mega "deals & steals" ever. all for you. a very big crowd. there it is. the first of many sirens here today. that, indicating, a flash deal. flash deal. >>> let's get right to the huge winter storm on track for the northeast. it's a combination of two systems coming out of the midwest and the south. am i doing good, sam? >> you're going well. >> that's better grammar. it will be packing a lot of snow. and a lot of people want to know how much. >> let's show you what it looks like in wisconsin. this was the northern line that amy was describing. this is light snow and ice covering the roads. this storm, when it gets to the northeast, will be much worse than you're see right now. it's two storm systems combining. already, the weather watches and warnings are out right now. it's 12 hours away from big snow. we will get big sno
this morning and a health care burden for the u.s. neurologists predict the number of alzheimer's patients is expected to triple by the year 2050. that's when as many as 14 million patients may need care for the disease. the startling projection follows a study of patient records, as well as census numbers. >> doctors are warning parents about a strain of whooping cough. the new england journal"the new medicine" reports it's caused by a vaccine resistant strain. it's the worst outbreak of its kind in 60 years. >>> and what will be the story of the weekend. a powerful blizzard is zeroing in on the northeast, threatening to bring fierce winds and up to two feet of snow. the nor'easter expected to be the worst in years, is moving in from the gulf coast and the great lakes. snow is coming down this morning in chicago. but by tomorrow night, this storm will be unleashing heavy snow on boston and coastal new england. and that storm, as you know, could make a mess out of travel, even before the first flakes fall. some airlines announced plans to relax rebooking rules so passengers can change flig
am. thanks, nicole. well, american airlines and u.s. airways are closer to a deal that would create the world's biggest airline, so, nicole, what's u.s. airways doing as a result of this? >> well, for the most part we're seeing the trance parsports and mergers and acquisitions happening. and it's obviously a big move here. >> quickly, charlie. >> one comment and a lot of reporting about the merger, we'll be talking about this. i think the pilots union has a bigger piece in this it's not a done deal, guys. >> cheryl knows airlines from the inside literally. thank you very much. now, it's time for your seven early movers, weak outlook from green mountain coffee roasted, better than expected profits at education company devry. and over 7%, internet services company akamai slowly reporting revenue growth, good news on big time up about 18% and surprise fourth quarter profit from insurance giant allstate. could we get a look at that, allstate is up about 2 1/4%. better than expected profit in real estate brokage. cbre trading up about 10% now and robot maker, cautious first quarter guida
. hit a intraday low versus the u.s. dollar. >>> the number of u.s. workers filing new applications for unemployment benefits fell by 5000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000 last week. the four-week moving average, we tell you about that because is smofs out the wreak to week volatility, fell it a five-year low of 350,500. that is good news. ashley: straight to adam shapiro. we have a couple companies reporting, athenahealth. coinstar. begin with athenahealth. >> let's start with them. this is a beat on earnings per share, ashley. 29 cents versus what the street expected, 28 cents. revenue is a miss, 16 .6 million. the street was expecting 116.9 million. take a look at coinstar. this is an interesting mix here. you've got an earnings per share breath of 93 cents when the street was expecting 73 cents. revenue not nearly what the street was expecting. 564.1 million. the street was expecting 580.19 million. liz: the problem when you miss on revenue. you can engineer the eps. squeeze out all kinds of cost savings. that is why both these names, athenahealth and coinstar selling off rather
, about the u.s. intelligence failures that led to the deaths of four u.s. diplomats in benghazi, libya, but mostly it was about the relatively new phenomenon of raging war by remote control. and what the rules ought to be. talking about u.s. unmanned drones. the predators, and the reapers flying maybe right now in pakistan, in yemen, in somalia. many, many more attacks under the obama administration, 360 so far, and probably just the president's first term, though, no doubt there have been some since he was knock raided for the second, xarpd to 50 in the bush 43 administration. so john brennan was pressed since the new rules on the use of drones finally came out secretly, given to members of the senate intelligence committee overnight, a promise by the administration there will be care taken to maintain american values, maybe even a court setup to review drone strikes before they're launched. here's john brennan. >> the president has insisted that any actions we take will be legally grounded, will be thoroughly anchored in intelligence, will have the appropriate review process, approva
the nation's intelligence community had their hands on classified documents, the topic, when u.s. drones can legally kill americans overseas. president obama has agreed to the release only after caving in to the demands of congress. and today, in a senate confirmation hearing lawmakers will grill john brennan, obama's choice to lead the cia and also an architect of the drone program and a vocal supporter. >> we conduct targeted strikes because they are necessary to mitigate an actual ongoing threat to stop plots, prevent future attacks, and to save american lives. >> but it was the killing of an american citizen in yemen that raises all the questions. u.s. drones killed u.s.-born cleric anwar al awlaki, he was tied to the terrorist plots including the underwear bomber but never charged in u.s. court. iran claims it has unlocked the encrypted surveillance images from a spy plane drone. cnn cannot independently verify the authenticity video which is running on iranian state television and youtube. >> translator: this aircraft has had many flights in countries around iran and operations that ha
works of fiction, the claim states. u.s. doping authorities have given armstrong a two-week window to come in and talk to them. we'll see. on the possible upside for armstrong, the hope that cooperating with authorities now will somehow give him a break and help out with some of his other, many, legal problems. george? >> good work breaking that investigation news. >>> we're going to turn, now, to washington, where america's secret drone war will be in the spotlight today, when john brennan, president obama's pick to be cia director, testifies at his senate confirmation hearing. to smooth his path, the white house agreed overnight to give lawmakers a secret legal memo that lays out the rules for using drones. jon karl joins us with some of that. this is something the white house resisted for some time. >> reporter: as of yesterday afternoon, the white house actually refused to even acknowledge that this memo existed. but late last night, the president made the call to release the memo on a classified basis to the intelligence committee. this is after one prominent democratic senato
questions about september's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they'll fill in the armed services committee on the results of the defense department's internal review of the attack. four americans were killed including ambassador chris stevens. >>> today house democrats are expected to offer their own gun control proposals. people familiar with the package say it calls for banning assault weapons and banning high-capacity magazines carrying more than ten rounds of ammunition. they say the ten proposals are similar to president obama's gun-control plan. the democrats' proposals are unlikely to go anywhere quickly in the house. a spokesman for house speaker john boehner says the house will wait to see what the senate passes before it takes any action. >>> for the first time in weeks, a boeing 787 dreamliner will take to the skies today. the faa gave boeing permission to fly the plane from texas to washington state. now this is not a test flight. it's just a way to relocate the plane. all 787s remain grounded while investigators figure out what's wrong with thei
last year and they will be paying out the vast majority of their u.s. free cash flow this year in the form of dividends to the common shareholders and buy backs. look, i think the preferred stock idea is is a really interesting idea. i haven't seen other companies use it, but this may be interesting for a lot of other companies sitting in a lot of ksh and preferred shareholders value dividend much higher than common shareholders, it kind of makes sense. >> why do you think, tavis, that apple sits on so much cash. it is a derivative of a very strong business but they can't be earning much money on that cash. they sit on it. they are not doing a lot of deals. >> look, the bigger issue is u.s. tax policy. 68% of that cash is sitting overseas and to bring that back and give it back to shareholders, requires them not only to pay a tax but also very likely requires tlem to restate their income tax rates in terms of gap accounting which lowers their earnings. so this is not an apple specific issue. it is across the tech industry broadly. and if somebody can can figure out how to unloc
as a u.s. senator from massachusetts. mr. president, i am proud to join my colleagues today in support of the violence against women act of 2013. i do so not just as a senator but as a mother of two daughters. this critical legislation has been held up for far too long, and it's past time for reauthorization. we have a serious responsibility to ensure that women and families are protected. the rates of violence and abuse in our country are astounding and totally unacceptable. according to a 2010c.d.c. study, domestic violence affects more than 12 million people each year. across the united states, 15 1/2 million children lives in homes in which domestic violence has occurred. and in my home state of north carolina alone, 73 women and children are killed on average every year because of domestic violence. let me say that number one more time. 73 women and children are killed every year due to domestic violence. these are alarming statistics, and we must act now to address them. since 1994, vawa programs, and in particular the stop program, that provides grants for services, training, of
for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. the shift follows mounting demands to see the memos from members of congress. >> they should produce this legal document. i don't think they should hold back anymore. >> i'm going to pull out all the stops to get the actual legal analysis, because without it, in effect, the administration is practicing secret law. >> the move comes two days after nbc news reported on this confidential 16-page justice department white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected al qaeda leaders, such as american born anwar al. the white house called such targeted killing a lawful act of self-defense and concluded they did not require the target was plotting a specific attack in the immediate future. the contents of the memo drew sharp criticism from some legal scholars. >> it really looks like a subjective judgment by the american official who will make the call. >> civil liberties advocates say the white house move is not enough. >> it's a memo that really ought to be
. welcome to sidewalk. as we can see here, and i feel like the weather girl, but u.s. equity futures are feeling slightly higher today. we have a couple of quarterly results hitting the tape in the last few minutes. cigna reporting earnings and revenues ahead of estimates. earnings topping estimates by a nickel. we're going to continue to follow both of those stories for you this morning. scotty, back over to you. some mandy, thanks so much. now over to the weather channel. eric fisher joining us to talk about this major winter storm heading our way. good morning. >> this could be one for the record becomes here over the next couple of days. it starts in the midwest. not to ignore what's going on here across michigan, wisconsin. chicago, sleeting rain, sleet this morning, a bust of snow this evening. biggest snow totals, eastern michigan. the bull's eye is right around sagin saginaw. so difficult travel there. the cold air and this slipper moving through the states. then we've got the rain across the south. that's ingredient number two. area of low pressure there that keeps a wet day
expected to testify at 10 on capitol hill. last week panetta said the u.s. didn't have enough time to respond. >>> federal employees got a nice pay raise but the military maybe not. sources say leon panetta will recommend to congress military salaries be limited to a 1% increase next year. the decision comes as the secretary steps up the rhetoric about dire cuts at the pentagon if sequestration goes into effect march 1. >>> the man accused of trying to blow up the federal reserve in new york expected to plead guilty to terror charges. officials say he tried to blow up the van with 1,000 pounds of explosives outside the buildings, but the explosives were fake. he is charged with trying to use weapons of mass destruction and trying to thwart al qaeda. >> there are thousands of reasons why people are late to work. traffic? the most common culprit. but not all employees blame jammed roads. a new survey reveals some of the most memorable excuses like -- good ideas for you. my car wouldn't start because the breathalyzer showed i was intoxicated. my car was attacked by a bear. here's the
. >> john brennan is facing tough questions about the u.s. drone program. he is the nominee to head the cia and his hearing comes at a time when the white house is facing criticism for its droned policy. as the counter as and chief, he was a big force behind those strikes. coming up, what brennan had to say about the strikes and what the -- what brought the hearing to a grinding halt. >> the man accused of trying to blow up a bank has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. he was charged in october for his attempted plot but was actually an fbi sting operation. investigators say he drove a truck with what he thought were explosive to the entrance of the bank and try to detonate the bomb. he could get life in prison. >> a judge stood his ground today, denying the public access to a hearing which could have major consequences for the man convicted of killing changdra levy. stephen tschida has breaking developments on this. >> what ever this information is that has surfaced, we know that it is significant. ingmar guandique is back tonight. he was in the courtroom today. gone is the energetic you
u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a crime. they call it a lawful ability of self defense and concluded they did not require that the target was plotting a specific attacks in the immediate future. the content contents of the memo drew sharp criticism there some legal scholars. >> it really looks like a subjective judgment by the american official who will make the call. >> and civil liberties advocates say the memo is not enough. >> it should be released to the public. if the administration is going to be claiming the authority to kill american citizens, it has an obligation to explain that claim to the public. >> the drone debate will be front and center today when white house counterterrorism adviser john brennan faces his confirmation hearing to be the new cia director. brennan has been the architect of the drone policy and one of its biggest defenders. >> i
. number one, we are one of the largest natural organic food and personal care companies in the u.s. and the world. our last nielsen numbers that came out, you know, we're growing at 10% on retail stores. you know, in our quarter last night, our growth was up 25%, organic growth is up 9.4% in the u.s. we had hurricane sandy in there, stores were closed for a week. our margins improved dramatically. 72 -- >> at a time when everyone else in the food business is telling me that food costs went up. >> food costs went up. we earned 72 cents. our earnings per share were up 55%. so i guess what else can we do to make our shareholders happy? and i think our long shareholders will be happy. the barron's article, hey, when you come back -- >> i had to bring it up. >> sure. >> it hammered the stock. >> is there trouble in tea land? of course there's not trouble in tea land. is there going to be competition coming after us? absolutely, and i've said this before, indra nooyi, she's doing a great thing. >> pepsico. >> to bring more healthier foods. i can't change the way the world eats, you know,
armed service committee, they are talking about results of the internal review on the attack on the u.s. consulate. four americans were killed including u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. ted, panetta testified that benghazi was on a list of 300 areas of threat worldwide but no specific warning of an imminent attack. >> and frankly, without an adequate warning there was not enough time, given the speed of the attack, for armed military assets to respond. >> panetta noted that the independent review conducted after the attack reached the same conclusion. >>> former senator chuck hagel will have to wait a little longer to find out if he will be the next defense secretary. members of the senate armed services committee decided to delay hagel's confirmation vote which was scheduled for this morning. that's because republicans demanded more information. several senators want more detail of hagel's business dealings and content of past speeches he's made. democrats say the move is just political posturing and they fully expect hagel to be confirmed. >>> what could be a grueling day for pres
tagg romney has been elected to the u.s. senate for massachusetts. [ laughter ] >> you heard it hear first, dickmorris..com.org.net. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: okay, michelle malkin. >> out here in the real word the medical device tax is causing layoffs across the country, the fact that so many people who were intending to go into medicine are no longer going into medicine. and the fact that so many small businesses doctors who were individual practitioners are either bailing and retiring all together or going into concierge care. people are shutting down their practice as they used to be constituted, dropping insurance all together, where now only the wealthiest can pay for care. congratulations obamacare heck of a job. >> stephanie: wow. first of all that's michelle malkin talking about brain drain on fox. secondly, there are no more doctors. >> yeah, it's going to be hysterical when we talk about obamacare, because it's so close, october of this year you'll be able to enroll in obamacare, and the moment the first applications come in collectively the righ
population rates from u.s. census data to determine the startling future projections. this is one of the 10,000 chicagoans being followed through the ongoing project an active healthy 75 year-old who has just completed her first novel she is hoping to help write another story. i am curious to know exactly where it will lead me i want to know what happens to other people. i can't believe it, this is awful, >> the next depp is to study patients and their families as well it looks like we need to prepare for everything in the weather department. rain sleet ice, snow. [ washer and dryer sounds ] for the things you can't wash, freshen them with febreze. ♪ ♪ because febreze doesn't just cover up odors... it penetrates deep into fabrics to eliminate odors and leaves a light fresh scent. just another way febreze helps you breathe happy. and...done. did you just turn your ringer off so no one would interrupt us? oh no, i... just used my geico app to get a tow truck. it's gonna be 30 minutes. oh, so that means that we won't be stuck up here, for hours, with nothing to do.
to fail, the sequester and how he missed the crisis at citi. >>> is it time to say good-bye to the u.s. airways brands? a deal looks close for amr's american to take it over, become the number one brand. does consolidation mean airlines just got more attractive. >>> we start off with the retailers, january report card, macy's posting an 11.7% jump in same-store saturday and raising guidance. stellar results from some of the retailers. >> such a mixed picture. some guys -- kohl's, people decided their clearance is moving the stock up nicely. gap strong happens moved. consistently great job. people talking about urban outfitters doing a great job, doesn't seem like the stocks right now are moving the way you would think they would. i don't know how many people are counting on this particular month -- >> a short month, bleedover from the holidays. the rate of beats, 59% is the strongest since august, which was 86%, thanks to mkm partners. the number of them that have outpaced expectations is pretty big, relative to everything else. >> this is historically the one month i don't care about
through a spanish interpreter. the u.s. marshalls brought him here from a federal prison in alabama where he is serving a 60-year sentence for killing chandra levy. he looks different from the days during the 2010 trial. his head is shaved and you can see a tattoo on his head and investigators a it's an image of the devil. he and his attorneys are privy to the information government prosecutors developed and they want it released to the public; in fact, it was the defense that filed the appeal denied today. what is at issue are two bench conferences. one that went on for two hours that have been placed under seal by the judge and in court today, the judge said prosecutors have until early april to resolve the issue before he makes a ruling. juan deeky wants a -- guandique wants a new trial. patrick is a attorney hired by the news media. >> and we don't believe that the court is providing accurate information and the public's right to know what is going on and we're troubled that the court seems to indicate that redacted versions of pleadings and filings and transcripts created and in the
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